'Natarajan-Gandhi tussle delayed mining resumption in Goa'

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Friday said that the Natarajan-Gandhi tussle could have resulted in the prolonged delay in resolving Goa`s iron ore mining sector crisis.

Goa govt not to challenge HC order on renewal of mining leases

In a clear signal that 28 mining leases would soon be operational resuming iron ore extraction in the state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government will not challenge the recent High Court order which has asked the government to renew these leases.

Goa's mining mess may land up at SC door again

The Supreme Court may soon have to adjudicate over the Goa government's questionable efforts to restart the tainted multi-billion rupee iron ore mining sector, which has been plagued by a Rs.35,000 crore scam involving a nexus of politicians and bureaucrats.

Goa CM defies NaMo over mining: Congress

The Congress accused Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of defying Prime Minister`s Narendra Modi by choosing to renew 27 iron ore mining leases, instead of auctioning them as promised in Modi`s Lok Sabha election manifesto.

SC mulls appointing panels to look into iron ore mining in Goa

The Supreme Court Wednesday said it may consider constituting one or two panels for looking into various aspects of iron ore mining in Goa including fixation of annual cap over the volume of extractions with an aim to preserve the mineral for future generations.

Goa mines official`s FB quote sparks debate

Amid demand for early resumption of mining in Goa, a comment on a social networking site by a senior mines official has sparked a debate.

SC to hear plea on resumption of iron ore mining in Goa

A plea seeking lifting of the ban on iron ore mining in Goa is likely to come up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Experts warn of more trouble in mining, call for urgent steps

Experts have warned that the mining and quarrying segment is likely to suffer further after a contraction by 2.8 per cent in the first quarter of the fiscal, if the issues plaguing the sector are not resolved immediately.

Goa will lose overseas markets due to mining halt: Exporters

The continuation of halt on Goa`s mining activity will result in the iron ore industry losing its overseas markets, mining exporters said.

Why are steel manufacturers more keen than miners? SC

The Supreme Court on Friday wondered why steel manufacturers were seeking resumption of mining operations, not mine lease holders.

SC may allow some iron ore mining to resume in Karnataka

The Supreme Court on Friday indicated that it may permit resumption of iron ore mining in category A mines in Karnataka`s Bellary, Chitradurga and Timkur districts.

Goa Mines Dept suggests auctioning of illegally stored ore

Goa exported 43 million tonnes of iron ore in the last financial year, which was extracted from its 90-odd mines located in iron ore rich talukas of the state.

Transportation of ore on South Goa roads stopped

Transportation of ore in South Goa has been put on a hold by the district administration owing to the accident-prone situation prevailing on roads, used to ferry the mining extract.

Shah comm asks Orissa to regulate ore exploration

The Centre-appointed Shah
Commission led by former Supreme Court judge Justice M B Shah
on Monday directed Orissa government to "limit" exploration of
iron ore, observing that natural resources should not be
finished at one go.

Over 40 mines illegally operating in Goa: PAC

The financial year 2010-11 saw Goa exporting historic 54 million metric tonnes of ore from state’s both the ports.

SC allows iron ore mining in Bellary by NDMC

The bench kept private mine owners out of mining and made it clear that no part of the iron ore extracted by the NMDC will be exported.

Goa mining: Dust particles touch danger level

In places like Honda, Bicholim, Codli, Assnora and Usgao, the pollution exceeded the limit all the time for few months while at rest of the places.

Near unanimity to cap iron ore mining activity in Goa

Lawmakers in Goa are inching closer
to a consensus to cap the iron ore mining activity in the coastal state, which is having far reaching impact on its fragile ecology.